Strength to Go On
27 September 2001


Katherine Phelps

Over ten years ago I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome due to extreme circumstances. Under current events I find I had started re-experiencing some of the symptoms of that condition, and so have had to sit down and have a good talking with myself.

I know how easy it is to get overwhelmed by all of the sadness of the world. I am worried, even frightened, about the swift increase of violence and the equally swift decrease in liberty in our western countries. These are issues of serious concern and we do need to address them. I also know that living in a state of constant concern can be demoralising, disspiriting, and can cause physical ailment.

I finally released myself from ongoing depressions a number of years ago with some realisations and changes of lifestyle that I believe will work under these conditions as well.